Statements by learned societies and professional associations
This list is part of the Open Access Directory.
- This list is a public statements, not operational policies. It may include statements by learned societies and professional associations in any language, whether they are favorable or unfavorable to open access.
- For publisher policies on OA, including those of society publishers, see the SHERPA RoMEO database. For funder policies, see the SHERPA Juliet database, the BioMed Central table, or the ROARMAP list.
- When possible, please include the date of adoption or publication.
- When a statement is long, please include pointers to the section(s) most relevant to OA.
- Alphabetical by organization.
- Related list in OAD: Declarations in support of OA.
- American Psychological Association. See its policy, Posting Articles on the Internet, June 1, 2001; updated June 1, 2002.
- Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.
- See the model "license to publish" that it recommends for use by society journals.
- See its public statement on open access. (It is dated August 27, 2003, apparently the date the ALPSP board adopted it, but it was not released until October 27, 2003.) It encourages society publishers to experiment with open access.
- CLA Position Statement on Open Access for Canadian Libraries, adopted May 21, 2008. (link to be updated when posted on CLA website)
- Canadian Federation for the Humanities and the Social Sciences. See its Position on Open Access, adopted March 25, 2006.
- CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) Statement on Open Scholarship. Adopted 17 September, 2010.
- European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). See its Statement on Open Access, January 2006.
- International Mathematical Union
- International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
- See the Report of an IUPAP working group on scholarly communication, July 2001, which made recommendations. Also see the report on a subsequent November 2001 meeting which adopted steps toward the realization of the July recommendations.
- Japan Association of National University Libraries. See its JANUL Statement on Open Access -Pursuing New Scholarly Communication-, March 16, 2009.
- Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science - KNAW. See its policy on open access and digital preservation of publications and research data in English or in Dutch, February 2011.